BREAKING: UARA-Stars Suspends the 2014 Seasonby Press Release January 21, 2014 0 comments
In a surprise move, the UARA-STARS out of Hendersonville, NC has announced that they will suspend the 2014 racing season. Kerry Bodenheimer, the owner and operator of the series cited family illness as the major reason for the announcement.
The Fourth Turn wishes the Bodenheimer family all the best as they focus their attention on their family.
The UARA has announced that they will plan ahead for the 2015 season during the time. The full announcement can be read below.
The UARA was developed in 2002 with the plan of having a touring series that you could take your Saturday night late model racer and prepare them for the future. There has been a tremendous amount of talent come through the UARA in 12 years.
There has been some great years and there have been some years not as well as we would like.
2013 was one of the toughest year in racing that I can remember. The rains caused major havoc for all the local race tracks and series as well.
As we all in motor sports know’s racing is a sponsor driven business. The UARA has had the honor of having some Great contingency sponsors. We would like to say thanks to all the Sponsors, Teams, Crews and Families that have participated in the UARA during the past 12 years and become UARA family members.
As most of you know Wink and myself have put our heart and soul into the UARA.
This summer I learned that my dad has terminal cancer and four months later found out my mother has cancer. Winks dad had a stroke before Christmas and then took a tumble on January 6 and broke his hip and femur.
With that being said Wink and I are going to suspend the 2014 UARA season in order to tend to family obligations. We will continue to work during that time off from racing to work on UARA sponsorships and reorganization. We will be preparing for a bigger and stronger return of the UARA in 2015.
Because, as important as racing is to us, Family is at the top of the list and we are needed to take care of our parents. At this time they need us to care for them like they took care of us when we needed them.
We regret having to make this decision because it affects so many teams, sponsors and officials.
We are very sorry for the inconveniences this may cause team’s. You all are very important to us, but duty calls.
Teams that have bought a 2014 license will be refunded the total amount.
Wink and I would personally like to thank all the Officials. Teams, Sponsors and Promoters for making the last 12 years a very memorable experience and we look forward to renewing our relationships in the future.